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Banana Chocolate Chip Bars {Farmhouse Style}

Mashed bananas and applesauce make these homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Bars so easy and delicious! It's hard to beat fresh banana bread with warm chocolate chips for breakfast or a snack.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip Banana Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 156kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips plus extra to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease 9x9" baking pan.  Mash bananas, add sugar, applesauce and eggs.  Mix well.
  • Mash bananas, add sugar and applesauce.  Mix well.
  • Add eggs and mix again.
  • Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Mix well. 
  • Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.  Sprinkle a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips on top if desired.  Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

  • We like to use overripe bananas that are a bit too soft to eat, but not totally brown
  • Totally brown bananas will have a very strong taste
  • Different pan sizes can be used in this recipe, but baking time will need to be adjusted accordingly

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg